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Assen joined the World Championship calendar when it began back in 1949 and has never left since. Since then the track itself has undergone a number of changes and 2016 sees yet another one as the race will be held on a Sunday for the first time. The time of the race may change but Sam Lowes’ (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) goal remains the same: he’s out for victory. In 2015 he claimed third but had already shown incredible speed the year before, two crashes halting his charge. Assen was also the circuit where Lowes took his first win of the 2013 WorldSSP championship on his way to the title.
Between Barcelona and Assen, Lowes spent some time in a wind tunnel with his team to try and improve the aerodynamics on both himself and the bike. The Moto2™ World Championship is contested on an incredibly level playing field and every little helps. With Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP40) leading the championship by eight points, Lowes is eager to get back into the lead of the championship and securing victory in Assen would certainly help. None of the top three have been able to open up a clear advantage in the intermediate class, can Lowes shine bright in Assen?
Sam Lowes: “I can’t wait for Assen, after last race we need to come and fight for the win there. We have been working hard off the track and we know that we can do a good job in Assen! I enjoy the circuit, some parts of the track suit my style and I always had a good feeling there in the past. I’m happy to get there and see my team again and start work on the bike!”
3 years ago
Not perfect but more points. 5 between us 3 .... The fight is on!! We have lots to improve and potential very high .... Feeling very positive. Thanks to my team and everyone for all the support means a lot #onit #onegoal #believe